The Fight For Vietnam's Firebase Kate
An astonishing memoir of military courage at a remote
outpost during the Vietnam War—includes a foreword by Joseph L. Galloway, New
York Times bestselling coauthor of We Were Soldiers Once...and Young.
In October 1969, William Albracht, the youngest Green Beret
captain in Vietnam, took command of a remote hilltop outpost called Firebase
Kate held by only 27 American soldiers and 156 Montagnard militiamen. At dawn
the next morning, three North Vietnamese Army regiments—some six thousand
men—crossed the Cambodian border and attacked.
Outnumbered three dozen to one, Albracht’s men held off the
assault but, after five days, Kate’s defenders were out of ammo and water.
Refusing to die or surrender, Albracht led his troops off the hill and on a
daring night march through enemy lines.
[Paperback copy, 384 pages, William Albracht (Author),
Marvin Wolf (Author), Joseph L. Galloway (Foreword)]